JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Get ready to step on the gas.
A bipartisan bill being proposed in Tallahassee would raise the state speed limit 5 miles per hour, from 70 to 75.
Sixteen states already have limits over 70, including some parts of Texas that allow speeds of 85 miles per hour.
Lawmakers say it's just responding to drivers' behavior.
If passed, the Florida Department of Transportation would determine where speeds can be increased. State Sens. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, say they will propose an increase in the state's maximum speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour.
From a news release issued Tuesday: "Sen. Brandes' motivation behind the legislation is a desire to adjust speed limits to be more in line with actual driver behavior. If adopted, traffic engineers would be able to extend the maximum allowable speed on some roadways to 75 miles per hour if determined that the roadway was safe enough for such a speed."